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Macalester College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,033 Students

41% Admitted

  • 2,136 full time
  • 46 part time
  • 825 men full time
  • 1,162 women full time
  • 6,111 applied
  • 2,137 admitted
  • 478 enrolled

2,136 Undergraduates

$54,114 Tuition/Year

  • 28 Non-Degree
  • $54,114 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $12,156 room & board
  • $1,168 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: The Scots
School Colors: Blue and orange
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Carolyn from Germantown, WI
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  • Macalester is a very accepting, open-minded, and active college. Aside from its academic rigor, it also offers many opportunities to engage the Twin Cities community, study abroad, and meet other…

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  • Sarah
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  • Macalester is intellectually engaging and challenging. It emphasizes internationalism and community engagement, but it often falls down when it comes to commitment to its progressive values. …

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  • Autumn from Cleveland, OH
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  • Macalester is a fun and unique place where you are bound to encounter someone with the same interests. It's a challenging school and schedule, but worth the effort. There's really…

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Macalester College
  • Located in Saint Paul, MN
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,033 students enrolled
  • 41% admitted
  • $54,114 annual cost to attend
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Anne T.
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy being at Mac. My professors are awesome, and the students are too. Mac students don't really know how to party though.

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  • 5
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  • I am a current student here

    There is a ton going on on-campus for students - the only problem is juggling my schedule to fit in as many events as possible and still finding to time to get homework done!

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  • 4
  • Marijo from Mahtomedi, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Macalester is great, however, I think the St. Paul/Twin Cities area is probably the more attractive draw of the two. There are plenty of campuses that would be fun, just like Macalester, but few have the benefits and fun of a big city. Great education and enormous possibilities when you get sick of studying with other student; where else can you get that?

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  • 5
  • Inga from Bemidji, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Growing up in a small town going to small schools, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to go someplace where I will be in a bigger city, yet still have the community that comes with going to a smaller school that I have grown to love so much.

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  • 5
  • Joseph from Spring Park, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Going to Macalester is probably the best decision I've ever made. I've met friends here from all different fields of study (my roommates and best friends' majors are english, computer science and economics). Most everyone gets along and you get to meet a lot of strong minded individuals. I went into the school knowing nobody and within the week, my entire freshman floor became a community where everyone was able to mingle and be friendly.

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